Hampton Court Palace and Gardens
Gain access to Hampton Court Palace and enter the magnificent residence of Henry VIII. Send chills down your spine by visiting the Palace’s Haunted Gallery. Wonder at the 17th-century Baroque apartments of William & Mary and go for a leisurely walk in the extensive palace gardens.
- Get ticketed entrance to Hampton Court Palace and explore its various chambers where the marriages of Henry VIII rewrote history.
- Pay a visit to the State Apartments of Henry VIII, discover the Great Chamber lined with Thomas Wolsey’s tapestries, and learn about the battle for power at the Tudor Court.
- Get to know what constituted Tudor cooking and what all counted as entertainment back in those times by exploring Henry VIII’s Kitchens.
- Be amazed by the spectacular interiors of the Chapel Royal, which has been in use for over 450 years and continues to remain an active place of worship.
- Round off your visit by exploring the vast 60-acre garden which is set within a loop of the Thames. Each season brings out its different looks and shades.
- Take your pick between timed and anytime entry options to visit the Palace at your convenience.
- Entrance to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens (timed or anytime entry, as per the option chosen)
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Discover What Made Henry VIII’s Reign Unique By Exploring Hampton Court Palace
Hop aboard a train from London's Waterloo station and travel to Hampton Court Palace! A half-an-hour ride will get you to Hampton Court station, from where you’ll proceed to the entrance of the attraction that essentially comprises of two palaces. What awaits you is a spell-binding Tudor Palace, initially developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later by Henry VIII, positioned next to a Baroque Palace constructed during the reign of William III and Mary III. When Henry VIII was nearing his demise in 1547, he owned over sixty houses, but he held the Hampton Court Palace close to this heart during the latter part of his reign.
You’ll be visiting the King’s apartments in the role of one of his courtiers, donning a Tudor cloak and making your way to the enormous kitchens which was where banquets for over 1000 guests were prepared. A right-turn past the wine cellar will get you to Chapel Royal, the former seat of the monarch and his companions (Royal Pew), and a still-active place of worship. You’ll also come across the ‘Young Henry’ as part of an exhibition that portrays his relationship with Katherine of Aragon, his first Queen.
You’ll also make your way to William III’s State Apartments comprising of the Guard Chamber, the Presence Chamber, the Privy Chamber, and the Great Bedchamber. Additionally, you’ll also get to see his Private Apartments where he resided, for the most part, giving you an idea of his splendid taste in art. The views of the gardens from the apartments are simply outstanding.
Explore The Court Gardens and Its Multiple Stunning Attractions Followed By The Haunted Gallery
Up next is 60 acres of beautiful gardens running all the way down to the Thames River. These gardens are home to the world’s oldest maze (spanning a third of an acre), three National Plant Collections (Heliotropium ‘Cherry Pie Plant’, Lantana 'American shrub verbena', Queen Mary II Exoticks), and the largest Grape Vine in the world. The Gardens feature dazzling fountains along with seasonal displays of thousands of blooming flower buds.
know before you go
This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:
- Timed Entry Ticket
- Anytime Entry Ticket
- The train ride from London’s Waterloo station to the Hampton Court station takes approximately 32 minutes.
- A valid photo ID is required when exchanging your ticket.
- Kids aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The operating hours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.
You are free to explore the Palaces and Gardens till they close for the day.
There is no specific dress code applicable to those visiting Hampton Court Palace. Smart, elegant, and respectful dressing is expected as families are going to be present. Please note that visitors (adult or child) in costume are not allowed.
This historic building has quite a few irregular surfaces and difficult staircases. It is recommended that wheelchair users bring their own wheelchairs for ensuring a comfortable experience. A lift to the State Apartments is available on the first floor. Please speak to a State Apartment Warder in case you wish to use it.
A number of wheelchairs are available (free of charge) for use around the palace. Single-person mobility scooters can be borrowed for use in the gardens. Please get in touch with a staff member at the entrance for details. Please note, disabled visitors require a ticket but their carer can enter free of charge. Also, those who are specially disabled will require a valid medical proof to bring along a carer.
- Eating or drinking is not allowed anywhere in the Palace other than in the designated lunchrooms.
- Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings.
- No photography/filming is allowed at the Chapel Royal and Royal Pew.
- Visitors are not expected to touch exhibits placed behind ropes.
- In case you need to make any notes, it is recommended to use pencils and not pens.
- Your ticket will be emailed to you shortly.
- Please display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.
- If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.
Getting To The Hampton Court Palace
- By Underground: No underground station is present at Hampton Court. The nearest ones are in Wimbledon and Richmond, from where connecting buses can be availed.
- By Bus: From Kingston, you can catch 111, 216, 411, 461, 513, and from Richmond, you can catch R68 to reach Hampton Court Palace.
- Vehicle Parking: Limited on-site parking is available on-site and on Hampton Court Green at a charge. There is additional car parking at the railway station, which is payable at the station.
These tickets are valid only for the date selected during check-out.